My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Anyone who reads my profile know that I love dogs. So how could I have missed on the first book? I have no freaking idea.
Peter Mitchell walked away with from his marriage with two things: a suitcase and Hairy Harry, the family pet.
When Harry becomes ill, Peter is faced with one of the hardest decisions he's ever had to make... saying goodbye to his best friend.
Evan Wells is the local vet who attends to Harry and Peter is surprised at how quickly they become friends. Peter finds himself looking forward to Evan's phone calls and the meals they share together. He knows Evan is gay but it doesn't bother him until Evan confesses his attraction to him. Peter has to admit to himself that he's not as adverse to the possibility as he thought he would be, and that does bother him.
Thing is, I read the second book before I read this one. Okay, sue me. I need more lenses.
I finished Bob The Destroyer of Leads yesterday, ahead of this one. I rate it a 4 stars too. But as this is the first book, its only fitting to blog about this one first.
After reading this one, I had to go down on the floor and take in my five dogs. Of course all of them ate me up, licking me, had their individual turns of belly rubs, bad breath and all.... I was crying, remembering the recent death of my dobe Lara who died on December 24th, 2012. Yes, recent.
Every single time I lose a dog, some too young, some too old, I always think I will never get over it. I always never do, though I try.
Well, it helps that I never just have one dog. My last shepherd whom I considered my last and most beloved died at 14 (20 years ago), same age that Harry here dies. As I never had just one, I had her packmates at that time to comfort me. And yes, when one in the pack dies, the rest go through mourning too. And as time goes on, we all get over it. And I just go forward in life, enjoy my dogs and gain more through the years.
Dog lovers, like myself, will definitely love this book. However, let me make myself clear: I cried my way through this one. The gamut of emotions I went through was overwhelming at times, and yet, there was no way to put this book down.
Okay, so sue me again. I am writing more about the dog rather than Peter and Evan. Well, let's just say that these two men found love in the midst of pain. It was a healing love for Peter, and Evan was someone one had to get used to. Lousy cook and all. But with the loss of Harry, Peter needed Evan and this vet was there to give that comfort and love.
Was this a rebound love affair?
Well, if Harry were a lover, then yes, one may say that this is a rebound thing. But Harry was a dog.
Loved this book, loved the second book.
When's the next one Ms. Brown?
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